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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In accordance with the standards of proper behavior, speech, manners, or dress; respectable.

Usage examples (27)
  • The decent thing to do when you sneeze is to cover your mouth.
  • Are you decent?
  • From a decent family
  • People ought to be cremated in what she calls decent privacy. for more
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  • A "decent" (respectable, honest) person with a "descent" (lineage or ancestry) from a good family will "dissent" (disagree) from mob rule, for fear the situation will "descend" (to move to a lower place) into chaos.
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